Today, I am featuring author Lilith Sinclair, whose story “Trapped by Design” is included in the anthology “A Bond of Words,” alongside my own brand-new story, “Rhythm of the Bug-ity Beat”
1. What are you working on now?
a. I’m working on the Sanctuary Series. This is the same world as Trapped by Design is set in featuring kitsunes, demons, shifters, and more.
2. What book are you currently reading?
a. How to Train Your Dragon.
3. What is the hardest part of writing for you? What is the easiest?
a. I find writing was easier when I was naive. Now, I find it hard to turn off the inner editor who can’t handle just a basic outline. It’s a love-hate relationship while balancing the characters fighting for a window seat in my head.
4. What is your ideal writing snack?
a. It depends. I like non-messy foods, so chips are out—it leaves the keyboard greasy. M&Ms, salads, soups, 3 Musketeers. It really boils down to what I’m in the mood for, but the one thing I need to drink is sweet tea.
5. What self-editing tools do you use before you send your work to a professional editor?
a. Word’s grammar function. Google Doc’s grammar function coupled with ProWriting Aid and Grammarly. Then run it through Natural Reader 15 or send it to betas. I tend to have to rely on betas because audiobooks and such get tuned out easily.
6. What personal bond inspired your story?
a. Trapped by Design is literally the lengths a mother will go to, and I think that says it all. How far did my parents go for me and how far would I go for my kids?
7. What is it that you want a reader to take away from it, be it one emotion or a thought or a memory?
a. I just want the reader to enjoy it for whatever it comes across and whatever part speaks to them. That’s the beautiful thing about stories; our experiences, our mood, and even the words used can affect what we take away from it at any given time.
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